diameter: 50mm (1 15/16 in.)
White metal struck medal with obverse showing sailing ship at sea in foreground and two others in background; legend: "COLUMBUS IN SIGHT OF THE NEW WORLD"; in exert.: "THE SANTA MARIA". Reverse shows aerial view of buildings and water; legend: "THE WORLD'S COLUMBIAN/ EXPOSITION"; in exergue.: "CHICAGO, U.S.A./ 1893"
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
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